Spare Parts (F1 odds and ends)

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  1. BrightLampShade

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    Just done a lookup and there are a lot of energy drinks with the word lightning or has lightning imagery. Including this one hahaha

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    GROUND EFFECT WILL BE BACK IN 2021!!!!! I like it.

    https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/144841/f1-commits-to-reintroducing-ground-effect-for-2021

    "Formula 1 is committed to reintroducing "ground effect" with its 2021 rules package, with senior figures convinced the aerodynamic concept's return is key to helping cars race closer together.

    Discussions between F1, the FIA and teams are underway to finalise new regulations aimed at overhauling grand prix racing, and the first firm details about plans for the 2021 cars have now emerged.

    As Giorgio Piola's illustration of what a 2021 car could look like shows, the new rules revolve around a complete change of approach to how downforce is produced." (Autosport)
     
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    guaranteed to give you hair
     
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    Lead balloon springs to mind …..


     
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    Fantastic, I don't know how I missed that story, I've been calling for GE for a while, it's the most obious was of getting rid of the effect of dirty air. I'd hope that, if it works, they'll change the DRS rule to more like Indy with a set amount every driver can use for attack or defence.
     
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    Hopefully a stipulation that cars will have to look like this?

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    Due to their limited development budgets, Racing Point and Williams may want to order themselves a copy of this so they can get a heads up on ground effect.



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    Lewis Hamilton to Formula E? Otherwise I cant see how he can justify burning fuel and rubber every other weekend and flying around on a private Jet. Would be something if he made a big stand on this!
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    He's just a typical vegan twat, he's watched a hilariously bias documentary called 'what the health' and swallowed every word and now thinks he knows all.
     
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    There's no doubt that we're contributing to climate change, and unless things change, we're likely going to be proper f***ed in the future. But surely he's aware that flying around on his own jet, chasing the F1 circus isn't exactly doing his bit the ease the ensuing armageddon. I'd wager his carbon footprint is slightly bigger than your average burger munchers.
     
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    It's not a problem as he offsets his carbon!!!! Another garbage excuse, don't create the carbon and offset as well. Then you would be doing twice as well at reducing your carbon instead of just reducing your excessive use!!!!
    I can't see how people who just pay to offset their carbon see that as the best for the planet....

    Not that I am very green, but I don't claim to be. I drive a diesel, heat with gas and liking gadgets but I haven't been on a plane for about 8 years :)
     
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    Yeah... I mean, I'm a total hypocrite. I acknowledge that we're buggering up the planet, but I'm still happily pouring 15 gallons of fuel in to my car every week... But at least I'm aware that I'm not really helping matters.
     
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    You sure your driving a car not a Tank ?
     
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    Well it is a Volvo... So technically both. :p
     
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    I agree, it's like recycling targets.... Why not make the excess packaging in the first place then you don't need to transport it, collect it and then use more energy to recycle it.....
    So many stupid wastes and excuses to help the planet that are not actually helping. Like scraping older cars as they are a bit less efficient, yes but if all cars were scrapped at 8 years old the energy and raw materials requires would out weigh the benefits a new car would have many times over....But that wouldn't get the gov 20% vat would it......
     
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    To misuse a tropic thunder quote. Never go full vegan.

    Like theres plenty of benefits to cutting out excessive meat in your diet, but given the excessive preaching of at least 90% of vegans I do worry about the mental side effects it seems to cause.
     
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    B12 deficiency causes judgement and logic impairments, and you can only get it properly from animal, supplements and fortified plant sources rarely work other than by giving piece of mind through false positive blood-tests. in short, vegans are statistically twice as likely to suffer mental problems.
     
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    Lewis Hamilton has the best chance of us all to actually make a huge statement and go totally green and campaign to save the planet and kick all our arses into gear. But he wont... because he's greedy and just as bad as the world leaders he is criticising. This is why I dont like or trust his Instagram post one bit.
     
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    People like him , are born selfish . You have to be to get where he is in life . For him to preaching he does just stinks of a little ego trip .

    No way on this planet would he give up his jet , job , lifestyle to go on a green campaign . No way . I wouldn't either , but he would do well to just STFU.
     
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